The Affordable With High-End Functionality, ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) Motherboard

The Affordable With High-End Functionality, ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
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The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus motherboard series has got to be the most affordable yet highly functional motherboard especially made for gamers and content creators. Both the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and its variant, the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) has similar core components. It has a 12+2 phase power delivery, the Realtek S1200A HD audio codec, X570 chipset heatsink, and the newly released Realtek L8200A Gb LAN exclusively only available for ASUS for now. The only difference with the two releases is the wireless interface, Intel AC 9260 adapter supporting Bluetooth 5 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Wave 2 features like 160MHz channels.

The external aesthetics of the board resembles the previous releases of the TUF Gaming models with its gray and black printed PCB patterns. It also has an industrial-looking heatsink in gray with a nicely built backplate. On the inside, the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and the TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi are entry-level inspired gaming models. They are rebrands of the TUF series made more accessible to gaming fanatics with modest features. Both models have a reasonable price and outlay compared to the ASUS Strix Series.

One of the selling points of the TUF Gaming motherboard is its easy setup design which can be configured even by first-time gaming rig builders. Its TUF Gaming Alliance eco-system offers compatibility and painless part selection based on any configuration. The TUF Gaming kept its PCI 4.0 expansion slots running at x16 as well as x16 by x4.

The back panel has an HDMI 1.4b, two USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, a DisplayPort video output, and one USB 3.1 G2 Type-C port. What’s new about the TUF X570 is the addition of Realtek’s NIC line up and the L8200A Gb NIC. Both motherboards have five supporting 3.5mm audio jacks and an S/PDIF optical output running on the Realtek ALC1200A HD audio codec.

Wi-Fi functionality has been added to the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi. Geared with Realtek technology, gaming enthusiasts can find it easy to improve their gaming experience without getting an upgrade for their router connections. Paired with Intel’s Wireless-AC 9290 and Bluetooth 5.0, this gaming rig has more than to offer than dependable internet connectivity.

The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus fits right in the middle of the spectrum with its vibrant features and reliable performance. Though both motherboards are packed with all that you need for entry-level gaming, it might not be suitable for high-end gamers who like to play system demanding games.